While the New Orleans Saints have opted to christen assistant head coach and linebackers coach Joe Vitt as their interim leader for the 2012 season in Sean Payton's absence, the new question instantly becomes who will interim for Vitt.
Vitt is also involved in the Saints bounty scandal sanctions and while his suspension will only force him to miss New Orleans' first six regular season games, the team must decide on a second interim head coach in his absence.
NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported he and colleague Steve Wyche are "hearing from good sources" that the team has not yet made a decision, but that it could be one of either offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, or defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo -- the only of the trio with head coaching experience.
According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, offensive line coach Aaron Kromer is expected to become the team's interim head coach while Joe Vitt serves his six game suspension.
The team has time to make the decision and could use the 2012 preseason in order to help make a more informed choice. Regardless of who garners the distinction, offensive responsibilities will likely circle back to the tandem of coordinator Pete Carmichael and quarterback Drew Brees.
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